Elementary Algebra

Published by Cengage Learning
ISBN 10: 1285194055
ISBN 13: 978-1-28519-405-9

Chapter 7 - Algebraic Fractions - 7.5 - Fractional Equations and Problem Solving - Problem Set 7.5: 30

Answer

$x = 34$

Work Step by Step

1. Cross multiply: $4(x+6) = 5(x-2)$ 2. Expand and solve $4x + 24 = 5x - 10$ $4x - 5x + 24 + 10 = 0$ $-x + 34 = 0$ $-x + 34 = 0$ $-x = -34$ $x = 34$
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